Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct: Why We Need to Fix Parliament – and How to Do It

British Politics
Hardback Published on: 17/08/2023
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From leading MP Chris Bryant, a clear and biting guide to one of the biggest issues in parliament today: politicians breaking the rules and expecting to get away with it. The extraordinary turmoil we have seen in British politics in the last few years has set records. We have had the fastest turnover of prime ministers in our history and more MPs suspended from the House than ever. Rules have been flouted repeatedly, sometimes in plain sight. The government seems unable to escape the brush of sleaze. And just when we think it's all going to calm down a bit, another scandal breaks. As Chair of the Committees on Standards and Privileges, Chris Bryant has had a front-row seat for the battle over standards in parliament. Cronyism, nepotism, conflicts of interest, misconduct and lying: politicians are engaging in these activities more frequently and more publicly than ever before. The result? The work of honest and accountable MPs is tarnished. Public trust is worn thin. And when nearly two thirds of voters think that MPs are out for themselves, democracy is in trouble. It is time for a better brand of politics. Taking us inside the Pugin-carpeted corridors of Westminster, from the prime minister's office to the Strangers' Bar, Code of Conduct examines every angle of parliamentary conduct and suggests how parliament might - at last - get its house in order.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781526663597
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm

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Well informed argument that left me more than a little concerned
Really well written informed argument that sets out exactly what needs to change. Only thing I would say negatively is that as you read you realise just... READ MORE
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This is a concise guide to the working of Parliament and its procedures. It reveals the inner working of MPs and how they conduct themselves. Chris Bryant ... READ MORE